John Calvin Coolidge Jr.: The President Nobody Remembers

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The President Nobody Remembers John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the only president born on independence day. As a young boy, Coolidge grew up in a town of only 1,699 people. His father was a hardworking man, who owned a general store in the small town and taught Coolidge how to be a businessman. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president who started off with a popular reputation, however, with the emergence of the Great Depression during his tenor, the popular opinion of him soon became negative. Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation. President Coolidge was given many different nicknames throughout his presidency that all reflected upon his demeanor and how he acted to the general public. Calvin Coolidge grew up in the small, simple town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He was born on July 4, 1872. His father is John Calvin Coolidge Sr., a farmer and a store owner. His father was involved in…show more content…
During Coolidge’s presidency in the twenties, the economy grew quickly; therefore, giving it a period title of “The Roaring Twenties.” Coolidge was not very hands on with policies and was very good at delegating responsibilities to others within his cabinet. However, his disengagement with the policies led to disdained regulation, which is why some place the blame on Coolidge for the downfall of the economy which led to the Great Depression. Coolidge did receive credit for reducing federal taxes and creating growth for state and local governments. His tax policy was successful and created a decrease in the federal debt by twenty-five percent. Coolidge did not feel it was important to personally visited the flooded areas. He later made Secretary Hoover in charge of flood
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